Amorgos ‘Pezoules’ (terraces) and the rural buildings

They are also called ‘akmasies’. As in many other Cycladic islands they follow the gradients of the terrain, the slopes, the hills and they are built of dry stone-walls to withhold the soil and the rain water, to distinguish the properties and be protected from the strong winds. The rural buildings such as the ‘lini’ (wine presses), the stables and the ovens, the ‘zevgospita’ (old farmhouses), the threshing floors made of the same material, constitute inseparable units along with the ‘akmasies’ and make the landscape special.

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